Monday, May 18

Sunday in the City: London Town.

I'm just back from London, so today I thought I'd share a few snaps from my our first day there. Our flat was literally around the corner from the entrance to Portobello Road - one of the city's largest flea markets. So, as tired as we were, having just landed at 7am, we popped over for a quick peek and here's what we saw. London was wonderful - we had great weather, and the people were so friendly and fun! And, I'm afraid the shopping was pretty fantastic, too. I'm still pretty jetlagged, so sorry, but I'm plum out of pithy words to accompany the pics...but much more to come on my London finds this week!


















34 comments:

Claire said...

Welcome back! What awesome pictures...can't wait for the rest =)

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

lovely, lovely, lovely. especially those colorful houses at the end!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! You're making me want to hop on a plane immediately. Gorgeous photos; you've really captured a sense of the place :)

Char said...

oh oh oh, those cameras and teacups! great shots

Cindy said...

the spoons look so beautiful hanging on the clothesline...you have some great pics. i cant wait to see the rest

ourlittlelovenest said...

Welcome home! What absolutely gorgeous photos! Dreaming of being in London now.

Clementine Tangerina said...

I love London...!

betty said...

I love London! Can't wait to be there again

...love Maegan said...

wow ...stunning.

inkspotts said...

beautiful photos! thanks for the inspiration. i wish that i was headed back myself.
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nicolle said...

welcome home! looks like you had a fantastic time. london is so lovely!

cindy : quaint said...

jolly good show, victoria! i love london. welcome home!

Estelle said...

I love that orange phone and all those tea cups!! What fun. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

amber {daisy chain} said...

gorgeous! I lived + worked in London after graduating college - weekends spent at the Camden flea markets and lazy days at parks in Hampstead Heath. I can't wait to read more about your trip!

shanon said...

I WANT to go! Just for those teacups and that old ragged book alone. *dying* =)

down and out chic said...

i want to bring that fantastic orange phone home with me, thank you very much!

Libby said...

I can't wait for the rest of your London tales.. I leave for 3 weeks in July!!

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Penny said...

This literally makes me ACHE for London. I loved hitting the market and you've captured it so beautifully.

Rachel said...

great pictures! i love the second one, the collage with the red phone.

Rachel

PaperdayStudio/Katie Stephenson said...

Wow, I've never been but you're making it look very enticing!

Jo in NZ said...

Victoria, I lived in W11 before emigrating, and man ~ you really captured the essence of the neighbourhood! Can't wait for the rest.

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks all, very much! I'm sorry I'm a bit behind schedule today, but severe jet lag has me feeling a bit slugglish, and my eyes feel like sandpaper!

Thanks Jo! Great to hear from a former resident! What a great place to live! I could have stayed much, much longer!

k-in-sf said...

Have, as you are aware, been loving your Flickr set... delighted to find new pics here! I'm adding 'Alice's' to my list of must-sees next time I go. Thank you so much for all the lurvely snaps!

Jennifer R said...

oh victoria! i leave for london in less than 2 weeks... your pics are such a fantastic appetizer! bon appetit!

vic said...

I am so lucky to live in this city. It's easy to forget how magical she is.

catherine Mcculloch said...

your images are absolutely fabulous
xo cat

Courtney said...

As always, such beautiful photos! Your trip looks and sounds like it was wonderful.

Kelly said...

I love your photos. I have never been to London, but have always wanted to go. That desire is stronger now.

Reanna said...

Fantastic photos. Oh they make me miss London. Portobello is such a cool area. The Flea market is chocked full of treats. Can't wait to see more pics!

hmstrjam said...

Love these photos!

An Carol said...

i like that colection of flower cup ....

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Sam said...

Incredible photos!!!! London has to be one of my favourite cities in the universe and your photos just make me want to leap on a plane for London immediately!

annie b said...

Really lovely series of photos. I felt as I was along for the day!

piewacket said...

Oh, I wish I could have gone with you. These are wonderful, exactly the London I want to see.